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Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, Volume 13

Lynn McDonald, editor

Collected Works of Florence Nightingale Series

 

Hardcover 950 pp.

ISBN13: 978-0-88920-520-8

Release Date: November 2009

Online discount: 25%

$150.00  $112.50

 

ePub

ISBN13: 978-1-55458-746-9

Release Date: April 2011

Online discount: 50%

$150.00  $75.00

 


   

Although Florence Nightingale is famous as a nurse, her lifetime’s writing on nursing and to nurses is scarcely known in the profession. Nursing professors tend to “look to the future, not to the past,” and often ignore her or rely on faulty secondary sources.

Volume 12 related the founding of her school at St Thomas’ Hospital and her guidance of its teaching for the rest of her life. Volume 13, Extending Nursing, relates the introduction of professional training and standards outside St Thomas’, beginning with London hospitals and others in Britain, followed by hospitals in Europe, America, Australia and Canada. Also presented is material on work in India, Japan and China. The challenge of raising standards in the tough workhouse infirmaries is reported, as is Nightingale’s fostering of district nursing. A chronology in this volume provides a convenient overview of Nightingales work on nursing from 1860 to 1900. Both volumes give biographical sketches of key nursing leaders.

Lynn McDonald, director of the Collected Works of Florence Nightingale, is university professor emerita at the University of Guelph. She is an environmentalist, a former member of parliament, a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and a long-time activist on womens issues. She has an honorary doctorate from York University.

Reviews

“Reading this volume was like entering into an intimate relationship wiht Florence Nightingale and gives amazing glimpses of her drive and motivation and her modus operandi.”

— Dr Stephanie Kirby, Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

“The Nightingale project ranks with both the Gladstone diaries and the Disraeli letters as a major undertaking in the field of Victorian-era scholarship, and therefore is of surpassing value to historians of the period, as well as to general readers.”

— C. Brad Faught, Tyndale University College, Toronto, Anglican and Episcopal History

Florence Nightingale: Extending Nursing

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